Sunday, November 28, 2010
All of the bad things that happened happened in the second half. For example, Tyreke only scored 4 points in the second half and was not near as consistent. And the rest of the team followed in the same way. The Kings could not consistently run a play and make it work. It was basically a scrappy offense. But it wasn't just their offense. The defense couldn't get the stops consistently.
As a fan, going from the first half to the second half was really hard. We were ahead at the half by over 10 points, and when they came back I asked myself if I was watching the same game. It was a real downer to lose, but to stay positive what they did in the first half obviously worked. If it was their defense choice or if it was their lineup - whatever they did worked. I hope they do it again.
I feel like the biggest problem is that there's no true leader on the floor, like a Kobe or an Alan Iverson or a Paul Pierce. We have leaders like Francisco Garcia and Carl Landry but they don't play them enough to where they can lead the team. You can't lead the team from the bench.
Anyway, that's what I have to say. See you next time. Gooooo Kings!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
GO KINGS !!!!!!!!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I understand the Kings perspective -- that they realize they have a ton of forwards and centers, so Brockman's time would have been jeopardized even more, falling off from his average of 12.6 minutes per game.
I guess this means I'll be buying tickets to see the Kings play Milwaukee, so I can still see the Brockness monster in action.
GO KINGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
As you all know, the NBA draft takes place this Thursday. I'm going to be at Arco Arena watching it. In my opinion, the Kings should draft Dennis Clemente for their first pick in the draft. Dennis Clemente went to Kansas State and his basketball coach that he played for there is a very tough coach. He's tough on his players in a good way, working them to their full potential. He's not afraid to tell them what they're doing wrong. So, I think Dennis would come with a tough mindset and ready to play for the Kings.
I read an interview with Dennis after his workout with the Kings. He impressed me with his well spoken answers, especially with how in tune he is with the game. He's a guard who can play the 1 and the 2. I haven't seen him play all that much, just a few times this past season against my team, the Missouri Tigers, and he knows how to score, and if he can't score he knows what to do, just like Tyreke, Beno and Cisco.
He seems like a guy who's been trained to make clutch shots. There are a lot of players to choose from, but I think Dennis is a great and realistic choice.
I know this makes no sense in a basketball post, but since it's baseball season, Goooooo Cardinals!!!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I didn't know a lot about Hilton Armstrong, but at the most recent Phoenix Sun's game, my sister waved to Hilton who was shooting on the court and he waved back to her. That says a lot about him that he'd take the time to wave to a tiny Kings fan.
As for Sergio, I never met him, but on and off the court, whatever I've read about him he's been a real help to the Kings, and I'm proud he was on our team.
Last but not least, Kevin. I did meet Kevin last fall when I interviewed the Kings at media day. He was really nice to me. He's played great in all of the games he's played this season. I will be so sorry not to see him out there on the court in purple and not being able to go to his summer basketball camp. I'd still like to challenge him to a game of Madden NFL 10 on my new PS3. Good luck and I'll miss you.
I bet our new guys will do really well because I've checked out their stats, which are pretty good. They are going to be fun to watch for the rest of the year. GOOOOOOOOOOO Kings!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tyreke Evans: paper grade A-, my grade A -- Tyreke's been really consistent with his scoring.
Kevin Martin: paper grade C+, my grade B -- Kevin's worked hard to get back to his old stroke, and he showed that last night in the game against Utah.
Jason Thompson: paper grade B-, my grade B -- He has given the Kings some quality scoring and rebounding, but he could improve.
Spencer Hawes: paper grade D+, my grade B -- He has been good on the three point shot, but he needs to drive to the basket and dunk it more.
Jon Brockman: paper grade B, my grade A- -- Jon fights for the rebounds and scoring, and he's been giving his full effort.
Omri Casspi: paper grade B+, my grade B+ -- Omri's been hitting some big threes and getting some nice inside shots, but he needs to be more physical inside.
Donte Greene: paper grade B-, my grade B -- Donte's been really physical inside and has been getting some easy shots, but he needs to work on his outside shot so he can hit it any time he wants.
Andres Nocioni: paper grade C, my grade B -- Lately, Andres has been hitting threes and driving, but he needs to figure out more tricks to fake out the defender.
Sergio Rodriguez: paper grade B-, my grade B -- Sergio has not hogged the ball a single bit and has had some great assists, but he needs to attack the basket and score for himself.
Kenny Thomas: paper grade B-, my grade B -- It's been great seeing Kenny on the court this year, and he's giving his full effort.
Ime Udoka: paper grade C+, my grade B -- Ime has seen quality minutes and has therefore shown what he can do. I like the way he plays.
Beno Udrih: paper grade B, my grade A- -- Beno has been scoring so consistently, passing and he's made me really happy to see him playing so well this year.
Hilton Armstrong: paper grade I, my grade I -- I don't enough about his playing to comment.
Sean May: paper grade I, my grade B+ -- I saw a half-time interview with Sean, and he said that he prepares himself for every game for when Coach calls on him. I see that as a sign that he's a real pro. This has shown in the last couple of games he's played in and done well.
Francsico Garcia: paper grade I, my grade B+ -- Even though he hasn't played due to his injury, I've seen him on the sidelines at every game, helping his team with advice and support. He's been especially helpful to Omri, which is really cool.
Wednesday night's win against Golden State shows that the Kings bench and starters are improving. I'd like to see the Kings get some more defensive stops and more scoring on the other end. Then we can see some more Ws.
Can't wait to see my Kings take on the Bobcats tonight. Gooooo Kings!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
What I can't believe about them being 15 and 28 is that they started out so good. The Kings rookies peformed beautifully. Tyreke is one of the two candidates for rookie of the year. Also, Omri Casspi has hit some clutch threes throughout the season. Jon Brockman's been brockin' it out on the court all year -- I love watching him give his full effort and make the other team frustrated. It gives me joy!
Hopefully tonight they can make their record 16 and 28. The Kings need to give a combined 100% effort. It can't be a one man show cause that doesn't work. Everyone who plays needs to score. Defensively, the Kings need to get some stops. They can't let Warriors get second chance points. At least three guys should be crashing the boards, and one or two should be going out for a fast breaks. That way it makes it harder for the Warriors to get the rebounds and it makes it easier for us to score on the other end.
I gotta go finish my mission project, so I can watch the game tonight. I'll be rooting for my team all night.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I got really into the game the second I turned it on because the Kings were down by a lot. I kept thinking, Let's break down Phoenix's lead by stopping them at one end and scoring on the other. And what I wanted came true. They cut down Phoenix's lead to 14 by the end of the half.
At half-time, I saw the funniest Kings commercial ever! I thought it was so funny that it should be on "America's Funniest Videos." Donte Greene, Jason Thompson and Jon Brockman dressed up as famous singers and sang a bunch of songs, pretending the songs were going to be on a CD collection. My favorite song was when the three of them sang "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black-eyed Peas. I was sort of wishing it wasn't a joke because I wanted to buy it!
In the second half, the Kings rallied and it was so exciting. They answered the Suns with a serious scorefest. I loved it when Omri Casspi hit big threes, and when Tyreke drove hard to the basket. Jon Brockman's skills were so good when he didn't let Amar'e Stoudemire score once in the third quarter. The game was so close in the 4th. I think the only reason the Suns won in the end was the late fouls that sent Steve Nash to the line. And, of course, he made all of his free throws.
The final heartbreaking score was 113-109. The Kings' record is now 14-20, and they're in 4th place in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.
Even though the Kings lost and they're 14-20, they're still much improved from last year. The difference I think is they have more depth and versatility on their bench. Coach Westphal is rockin' it on the sidelines with all of his great plays and inspiring words to get his players back in the game. And then there's the rookie factor with Tyreke Evans, Omri Casspi and Jon Brockman. Really, everyone on the team is playing well. The one thing we still have to learn is how to close out ball games.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
With how busy I've been, I haven't gotten to do many blog posts in the past month. But last year I did a post on my New Year's wishes for the Kings. I decided to make this a tradition, so here are my wishes for the guys:
For Kevin Martin that he'll be able to play soon.
For Francisco Garcia that his wrist will heal quickly, and I'll see him out on the court soon.
For Beno Udrih that he continues being an active and consistent scorer.
For Andres Nocioni tht he continues to hit big threes in games.
For Omri Casspi that he continues to grow as the great player that he is.
For Jon Brockman that he continues his "Brockness" in rebounding and scoring.
For Sean May that 2010 gives him more opportunities to show his great playing.
For Sergio Rodgriquez that he continues to be consistent with his great numbers off the bench.
For Tyreke Evans that he continue to "Reke" havoc and become rookie of the year.
For Donte Greene that he keeps playing his game and being awesome.
For Jason Thompson that he continues getting lots of boards.
For Kenny Thomas that he continue to make it tough for the other teams on the defensive end.
For Spencer Hawes that he continues hitting those awesome threes in close situations.
For Coach Westphal that he continues rockin' it on the sidelines.
The team is playing fantastic with a phenomenal record of 14-18. The record will soon be 15-18 after tonight v. the Mavs, where I'll be sitting and rooting for them.